Twenty-seven year old, American born Megan Denise Fox launched her modelling and acting career back in 2001. She made her film debut in 2004 when she starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen but it was Transformers (in which she starred in opposite Shia Labeouf in 2007) that became her breakout role. The film rocketed her to stardom and she moved from simply being a minor actress to a household name, known for her hit role and, of course, the amazing body which she flaunted throughout the film. Since then she’s starred in various other film, has been nominated for nineteen different awards, and her career seems to still only be blossoming. Megan Fox is now considered a modern day sex symbol and has a body women everywhere envy and men everywhere want. She’s appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM.
Women everywhere (me included!) are asking how on Earth she manages to keep her beautiful figure, and more importantly how they can get one too! Well, I’ve been doing some research and found out exactly what Megan Fox does to stay in such fantastic shape. Here goes…
Short Ab Circuit
Megan Fox constantly does short ab circuits. For her, this involves knee ups, ball leg lifts and leg swings. She does the exercises back to back for thirty reps, rests for thirty to sixty seconds then does it all over again. She repeats this for fifteen to twenty minutes.
I’m sorry to have to tell you, ladies, but Megan Fox’s workout routine relies on planks. If you want slim, toned abs like hers then you’re going to have to get used to practicing them daily – yes, daily!
Quite often in her workout, Megan Fox takes advantage of her high heart rate by jumping on a stationary bike. She does the low intensity workout for thirty minutes which she attributes to having helped her get lean and toned.
She’s a big fan of Pilates and always tries to incorporate it into her workouts. She loves it because it’s not high intensity but still strengthens and tones various muscle groups.
In addition to her short ab circuit, Megan Fox has a personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, who comes to her house three times a week to do circuit training with her. The circuits last for sixty minutes and include things such as knee ups, swiss ball exercises, the lateral plank, hyperextensions, and crunches. She performs each exercise for roughly five minutes then takes a thirty minute rest before continuing.
Megan Fox also does a lot of cardio. She’s a big fan of running, cycling and dancing to keep her body lean and toned, and her heart and lungs healthy.
But This Doesn’t Come To Megan Naturally…
Megan Fox, like the rest of us, is human and even she likes to shy away from a workout. She even admits that she can be quite lazy had has to be forced to workout. On the subject of exercise she says, “[My]Trainer comes to my house 3 times a week and makes me to go through the exercises. I don’t even needs to leave the house….I am always like – Not Today! Not Today!”. I don’t know about the rest of you, but Megan Fox’s admission makes me feel a lot better about my own aversion to working out!
Megan Fox Diet Plan
Megan Fox’s diet plan was created by her personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, and is called a five factor diet. Megan Fox eats five small meals per day, hence the name, but has to stick to various rules. That said, there is one day per week when she can eat whatever takes her fancy. It’s her ‘cheat day’ as she so lovingly calls it.
Harley Pasternak also created diets for celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna so it just goes to show that his methods are obviously working seeing as they’re just as slim and lovely looking as Megan Fox.
– Megan Fox receives her carbs from fruit and vegetables instead of breads and pastas.
– Processed food is a big no, no so things like chips, white bread, fast food and sweets are out.
– Breakfast is a must and she’s never allowed to skip it. Luckily, the star is a big fan of eggs and generally has them daily in one form or another to start her day.
– She has to add a dash of apple cider vinegar to her salads to help her lose weight. She can’t eat too much however due to it’s highly acidic properties.
– Vitimin E is a strong antioxidant so Megan Fox tries to eat lots of it. She does this by eating lots of almonds which also having the added benefit of helping you to lose weight. This is because they contain lots of protein and fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer. They’re a fantastic healthy snack.
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